Social media networks banned hundreds of thousands of accounts last month. In NPR's assessment of the data, telling details begin to depict large disinformation campaigns.
(Image credit: Daniel Wood/NPR)
Poachers killed almost a third of the African elephant population between 2007 and 2014, a recent census found. Researchers hope artificial intelligence can help stop poachers and other threats, too.
Almost everyone who learns about the project thinks it sounds "crazy," admits one scientist. But the technology should work.
(Image credit: Johns Hopkins APL)
An attack over the weekend crippled a major Saudi Arabian oil facility. Evidence suggests the strike may have involved both missiles and drones and means Iran probably played a role.
The Havasupai Tribe's reservation, located at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, is finally getting broadband access. Tribal members say it will improve education, health care and economic development.
(Image credit: Laurel Morales/KJZZ)
The number of manned fire lookouts in the U.S. is dwindling, as technology is increasingly used to spot and monitor wildfires. But can technology replace a human watch?
(Image credit: Nathan Rott/NPR)
Six years ago, Edward Snowden gave classified documents from the U.S. government's surveillance programs to journalists. He talks about his motivations and his new memoir with NPR's Scott Simon.
Shareable bikes and electric scooters have continued to create issues for cities, prompting some to implement bans and regulations.
(Image credit: Mike Blake/Reuters)
Another former Republican politician is set to challenge the president in the primaries. And California passed a bill requiring companies to treat their contractors like employees.
Brad Smith says governments need to step in and set rules for the Internet giants. "Almost no technology has gone so entirely unregulated, for so long, as digital technology," he says.
(Image credit: Gary He/Reuters)
In his memoir, the former NSA contractor says he believes he has been proven right as the U.S. has amended laws regarding government surveillance. But the government still wants to prosecute him.
(Image credit: Melissa Kuhn Hjerrild/AP)
In an interview with NPR about his memoir, Permanent Record, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden denies any cooperation with Russian intelligence and says he would return if guaranteed a fair trial.
(Image credit: Marco Garcia/AP)
Dozens of women say Lyft drivers sexually assaulted them. They are suing the ride-hailing company to force it to make rides safer.
(Image credit: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
More and more schools are investing in technologies that scan social media posts, school assignments and even student emails for potential threats. Privacy experts say the trade-offs aren't worth it.
(Image credit: Delphine Lee/NPR)
The bill, which passed the state Senate and is expected to become law, limits the kinds of workers who can be classified as contractors. It has vast implications for companies such as Lyft and Uber.
(Image credit: Rich Pedroncelli/AP)
Apple is entering the video-streaming race, taking on Netflix, Disney and others with a new monthly subscription of $4.99. The company also announced new iPhones, as their sales have been slowing.
(Image credit: Tony Avelar/AP)
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry about a new bipartisan, multistate investigation into the business practices of large tech firms like Google and Facebook.
The FBI and other intelligence and security agencies say they're combing the active measures playbook run against the 2016 presidential election to defend the next one.
(Image credit: Pavel Golovkin/AP)
A telemedicine initiative at Meridian Health Services is making it possible to offer psychiatric care to more patients in remote areas. It's also helping recruit doctors in a tight labor market.
(Image credit: Yuki Noguchi/NPR)
The top legal officials of 48 states, led by Texas Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton, announced a major investigation into Google's dominance in search and advertising.
(Image credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)